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Ramadan Q & A
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I want to kind of just wrap up what was already said. And that isn't the advice that was given by gentlemen who would have the love while the alongside and the Companion of the Prophet is allowed to sit in. He said he does some
30 years from some Rocha will also when he sang, and Kenny we will met him
Javid even after not only a long time and who said
he said, Well, why don't we fast when one of you facts that let his hearing fence, let his sight facts let his tongue fast from lying and from sinful speech.
critical that we understand these three legit hearing banks. Let's just say
we're fasting when it's Ramadan. See, it's hard to listen to somebody else backbite for exam that's hot all year round. But when you fast and is worse, when your fans thing is worse to listen to somebody engaged in vulgar and obscene speech and things like that. You know, not to mention listening to other things you have no business listening to, let's just say fenced in things that are hard for you to look at all the time. But during the month of Ramadan, when you're fasting, that's even worse.
So you have to let your site fast. It can't just be your stomach.
Let's just say fast let your tongue fast, which is some of the things that we talked about, which is why you need to be engaged and the recitation of the book of philosophy turns out reading the book of Allah. Because if you don't busy your time,
but that which is beneficial, your time is going to be occupied for you by things that are not as beneficial.
And I should tongue fast line and simple speech. What that hardly make.
He goes on to say and leave off
annoying Your servants. You're amazing.
This was something that was commonplace then. But even now we find it's it's quite common for brothers that ask the wives to do certain things that keep them in the kitchen all day.
And all night.
leave that off during the month of Ramadan. Don't Don't do that.
So what your opponent alayka will call more Sakina
and let them be a calmness to you you should be relaxed when you're fast.
It's important that you have that that you that people recognize you as being a fasting person, you're trainable, you're cool. Even if you are normally a hothead. That's not something that you can take in a fast, you got to slow that down. So when you're fasting for the month of Ramadan, you take on a different demeanor.
And then he finishes that advice by saying, well, I you know my soul Mika, Yeoman Fitz recursos. But I know some weaker way I'm a bit weaker sower and don't let the day that you fast you like the day that you don't fast span a lot. A lot of
we are we behaved the same whether we fasted or not. We say the same things. We're gonna be faster. We do the same things, whether we're fasting or not.
Some of us are going to miss Tara weird.
Because we'll be watching the NBA Finals. Man.
That's just the reality. But if you plan in advance, and you recognize that that's really not that important in the scheme of things, it's not important at all, but in the scheme of things, you might be missing laymen's Oh cousin, a serious opportunity
because you're addicted to sports or something like that.
Whatever addictions you have Ramadan is a good time to get over there.
And you don't let those things come in the way of your worship of Allah subhana wa Tada.
last piece of advice inshallah, because fasting is a shield. And if we do it, right, it's going to protect us. It's going to protect us from those things which would
demean us and this line
is going to protect us from the punishment of a lawsuit.
Have a Thailand in the next raises you in front of a loss of habitat of intelligent levels follow along as
the last piece of advice I have as it relates to that is the importance of the month of Ramadan, the
importance of God and the month of Ramadan. allies of Adele says in the middle of all,
but those of you who read the crime frequently, how many times in the last heads out and talk about Ramadan in the Bri how many different places? How many different sources?
Multiple Choice type one soda, two sodas three sources a fourth source which 151? Who said who says four? I started for, you might say for going once going twice?
five, three, when I say three, five? Okay, so what are those two?
Even though cutter is not specifically talking about fasting in a month of Ramadan? Okay, that's right. Yeah. So the only place that lies without actually talks about the fast of Ramadan is a small little bucket.
In the middle of those is where he's talking about fasting, a lot of times it says what he said, I can at best bed the enemy, for in need, according to one big without the data that my server asked you about me, I am close, I am near, I answered the call of the one who calls upon me when he calls upon me. And that means that you have to put forth that effort to call upon the loss of power that
is significant in the month of Ramadan.
And it's interesting, when you look at the question that I shall only allow China and ask the prophets of light,
she says to the province of latos.
If we know what night lamela 200 is,
and laina. To cut it, as we know is handelman. Anti sharp, but that's superior
better than 1000 months
1000 months is how many years
83. And some change means that sometimes, and that's one of the blessings that last pans out has given this woman that even though we may not live as long as for example that people don't know, he was given them down for 950 years, they have all this opportunity to make salons and gives a cat and whatever else.
83 some odd years that worship that you perform and that night
is multiplied as if you did it for 83 years continuously.
So if you pray, for example, salons that are Nisha and select to infection and domestic.
And it catches Leyland so cousin that is if you pray what the entire night.
This is a braid the entire night. And then that's multiplied is if you prayed the entire night for 83 years. And that's the reward that a person gets. If you add on top of that prints on a wig. And you stay until the man leaves, then that says if you pray the entire night again, I mean the reward is tremendous. If you give sonica on that night, as something that you will lie, we need to plan for this stuff. Because a lot of time you don't think about it. Just if you get $20 on labor to cover.
It's like you gave $20 every day for at three years.
That's the reward. That's that's But beyond that, it's already multiplied 10 to 700 times and then that is multiply as if you did it for 83 years. But a lot of times we just you know it's the last 10 nights You know, I'm just trying to get Ramadan over this point. No Matter of fact, the last 10 nights in preparation for the eat, got to go out my wife's new shoes wiped out by the kids stuff in the last 10 nights around. I
know, Robert that you got about 10 days down till Robert died. This is the time you need to go plan for the eat. You don't need to be spending your time during the last 10 nights trying to figure out what's going to happen for the eat. It's the wrong time to do that.
Because you might be missing out or labor to cut in
and spend the labor to cut it in a mall. Just for someone that's a tremendous loss.
I forget what the point
we got lost somewhere later to cover. Oh, we were talking about the diversity the versus
how it comes right there in the middle of those verses in dealing with Ramadan.
What should you be doing or labor to cover? Besides praying besides actually a lot of China and has said to the Prophet is aligned to your sort of love. If I, if I know what night labor to cut it is, meaning she sees the side she knows what it is. She didn't say what do I do? You know, she asked myself, what should I say? What should I say, shows you the importance of your
she told me, she said,
the prophet alayhi salatu wa sallam told her to say hello
to him. In fact, when Allah you are allowed to, you're the partner, you love to party. And so part of me made the point is that even, you know, from that question, we recognize that they understood the importance
of and that that is how you spend a lot of your time in Ramadan because it shows your true need of Allah subhanho wa Taala. And so I'm recommending that you spend some time every day after fudging if you take a book
we talked last week, we talked about the book, if you could do that come rushing up is a little better having allowed to add the book that deals with the the fear of making too and and there's a portion that was translated by Mohammed Shake Shack here is a portion that was translated. And many of you have seen if I showed it to you right now, and I just I forgot to bring a copy, you would know exactly what I'm talking about. Because the book makes his rounds, he doesn't sell it. They sell it to messages for $1 apiece, and then they pass it out write
that book, there's one that deals with just the the prayers that you make, the drive that you make in the night and then the day, the morning after fudger before sunrise and the evening after acid and before Monday. If you read them on a daily basis, you try to read that book at least 10 times in the month of Ramadan, you'll be learning those
and you'll be consistent in making those. Again, Ramadan is about building habits. And I'm going to say this until the show until we get it right.
Ramadan is not just about cleaning.
Ramadan is about building habits. You have to take the time during Ramadan to become habitual, and doing something more than you're doing right now.
And if that's not what Ramadan is for you that you are wasting a huge opportunity to draw closer to a lot of time don't think you're going to come and do premeditated sin and think that Ramadan is gonna make that all okay so I'm going to go ahead and I'm going to cry and Ramadan I'm going to pray night laws but Forgive me for everything and I'm going to go back into exactly what I was doing 10 times worse right after Ramadan
this is not a joke it's not a game and that's not Ramadan is about yes Mashallah you'll get clean. Robert data be a time to get clean is not just the time to get clean, time to change. And it's the time to build habits. And you know, most mental health professionals will tell you that it takes 21 days to build habits whether the bad a good
Ramadan is 30 days. So you get 21 to build habits and then another nine to reinforce those habits and then you can make that a part of your life in Charlottetown.
And Allah azza wa jal knows verses are so low some obata content, Amina Mohammed, I'm taking waste from
What's the question? No matter where you're from, just ask.
If there's questions you can ask them out.
To sisters have questions write them down to what would
send somebody back. Like father
that is pregnant.
What is your recommendation?
Come to love salatu salam ala rasulillah.
For those sisters who are either fasting or breastfeeding or otherwise cannot fast the month of Ramadan, that doesn't exclude them from the virtue of the month itself. Ramadan is a virtuous month. And so she can still read the Quran. And she should engage in reading the grind frequently, she can listen to the prime, which is also a bet. And a lot of times we don't, we don't consider that to be a form of worship, but that's worship, the profit idea signs was sent in what to what to
call the allowance at annual and even obey Him and cat. And he asked them to recite the Quran and the promise like someone would listen to them recite the Quran, which is an indication of, of that being a form of worship. Likewise, men focus on assignment for that one with whoever feeds a fasting person at the time if thought that for them is the reward of the one who was fasting. And so if she has the ability to feed someone who was fasting, even if that person she's feeding is her own husband or children or otherwise, she still shares in that reward bit delay time.
Obviously, if she's pregnant, if she's breastfeeding, she can still pray at night with the rest of the Muslims in Japan, if that is what is going to bring her more short, which is something we had to talk about a different time because a lot of times
precedence to the place of prayer as opposed to the prayer. So what I mean by that
is where where's the best place for women to pray?
At home, like even photography?
It's not a trick question.
You have to be scared.
In the home, so in general, it's better for a woman to break into her home fight. What if she, when praying in her home,
doesn't get the same feeling that she gets when she prays and domestic. So in the house, for example, she hasn't memorized that much.
You know, so she finds herself reading the same thing every day. And she is just tired of hearing herself at a particular point. When she's at the message, she gets a different feeling. There's a community vibe to it. The she likes the recitation of the Imam, and so on.
And so when she's at the masjid, there's more for sure. For her prayer.
Where is it better for her to pray in the masjid? Why is that? Because we have a rule in Islam. And that is that the virtue that is directly connected to the bedroom.
The virtue that is directly connected to the act of worship takes precedence over the virtue that is connected to where the worship where that act of worship is performed. So how she feels her who should and select takes precedence over where she prays, this was better for our pranam So anyway, the point is that she can still pray in the masjid with the Muslims and so on and so forth. And get the reward many rewards from this blessed month of Ramadan is coming.
They're calling on people, not me. I'm just
the most brothers and sisters who have to do they have to feed a poor person every day for the month of Ramadan.
It might sound a little silly question, but to those platters that the gyros sales, so like if you were to buy one for four person, if you are a person who was not able to pass possess the measurement of being a poor person, or whatever.
So for the person who, who has to feed a poor person for each day number one is a couple of things that happen here. A lot of times, what happens in the Muslim community is we just have an avatar
and then everybody comes in eats and we said we fed the people No, no, you have to feed a poor person. stumble
And that person should be Muslim, as well. So it's not just enough to go drop off some food at a homeless shelter, for example, or, and think that you fulfilled your obligation, the obligation is to feed a poor Muslim.
And the amount that is to be fair, is if it's prepared food, if it's cooked, then it should be that which would suffice them for dinner. That which was suffice enough for dinner? So would you talk about the platters with the rice and the meat and the salad? That's, that's, that's enough, a lot of times more than just one person. And that's exactly what you
and when cases are working
So the scholars of tafsir. They, they mentioned that when I lost her dialysis in the bowels of one of the reasons that some suspicion is as simple that that's a clear indication that not all suspicion is simple. What it is not sinful, is under two circumstances. One is that a person has a past history of doing things that are impermissible in Islam. So this person is known for a certain behavior. For example, you know that this person has a drinking problem,
they come to you and ask you for some money.
Your suspicion is what they point to take that money to support whatever habit they had, in this case,
even though you don't know exactly that they are going to do that with the money that you give them because of the past experience that this person has shown that you have a right to that suspicion, and you have a right to that suspicion. So that's the case where a person has a history of doing something that is impermissible. The other scenario
is when the Klein How would you?
Okay, when is circumstantial evidence, that's what it is, when there's circumstantial evidence, that
that only adds up to mean one thing to you.
So, in other words, you don't have firm concrete evidence that something is going on. But But all of the indicators show that that thing is going on, but you still shouldn't speak about it. Because as long as you keep it to yourself, as long as you keep it to yourself, then inshallah Tada, you're not sinful for that, for that suspicion that you had.
So one of the
one of the questions from the sisters
can the brothers please provide a clear discernment on meat kill in the name of the law versus meat from the people of the book,
clear cleared the server
what's the difference
so, the B hat, the B hat meet is that which fulfills certain
criteria, not just that the name of Allah Subhana Allah is mentioned at the time of slaughtering, but the manner in which it is slaughtered, such that the blood is allowed to leave the the body of the animal that it is a that the animal itself is permissible to be eaten, because you can slaughter something in the name of a lot is not permissible to eat in the first place.
So there are criteria that have to be fulfilled as for that as for the meat of the People of the Book, then a loss paradigm has clearly made that permissible in the Brian
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file from Allah. So Allah says in the private today, the
playback those things that are good and pure have been made permissible for you, and the food of the People of the Book is permissible for you.
Your food is permissible for them. And last parents added did not
make it a condition for us to look at
how their meat was slaughtered, nor to look at,
nor to look at their belief system. So we don't come down and say,
well, the Christians now they say that Jesus is the son of Mary. And so, and they worship Him. And so they really must be cool. And so we came, they were
worship, they said that I lost
Nina calm in the law of one machine.
And the they have disbelieved those who say that Allah is the son of Marian, Jesus, the son of Mary. So it wasn't like their beliefs were any better than, than the beliefs that they have now.
In fact, I mean, when you look at it, it's just that they're more they have different, you know, denominations and sects now than they had back then but and generally still had false beliefs about a lost parents out and they still believed in the Trinity, even back then, but they flew was made holiday. Now,
the question is this question is this,
if you are with a Muslim,
and a Muslim says, Bismillah, he takes a hammer,
and he knocks a cow on the top of his head with a hammer kills the fact that that's going to kill them, but you get the idea. Is it permissible for you to eat that meat?
Even though it's possible?
Okay, so same thing, if you know that a Christian or a Jew has not slaughtered the animal, that is that the animal died before they they actually slaughtered it, then it's impermissible for you to eat that, even though they from the People of the Book. So this is the case, for example, with the majority of the way that they kill cows in this country. Is, is that shot to the head? And they did before they actually started them. This is the case with the majority of that with the chickens is a bit different. But the point is, the point is that, in general, in general, the meat of the People of the Book the food of the people, that a book is permissible for us to eat. The same way that food
that comes to us from Muslims, is permissible for us to even though we don't know how they how they slaughter, necessarily. This is why the heavy devaluation only allowed Tatiana.
She mentioned that some people were uncomfortable eating the meat from New Muslims. Happy to add in the cover. She said in the heading. She said to the private area. salatu salam that they are happy through I didn't because they just came out of Kufa. They used to like they're brand new Muslims. So the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said, you all say Bismillah Kudo and Ed, say that eating, because it's coming from Muslims. Right. So in general, we're not going to investigate
any of the meat that comes from a Muslim, Muslim, tell us halau philosophy, I gotta go, you know, searching back in trying to figure out who certified them and all of that type of stuff. And when it comes from the people of the book, in general, we don't need to investigate in general, the problem for us in this country, is that that's already been investigated. It's not something that's Uncommon Knowledge as to how they slaughter their animals. And so if you know, for example, that the meat has not been slaughtered properly, then you should stay away from the last thing I want to say about this particular point is this.
as Muslims, especially in this city, and surrounding areas, what need do we have for the meet of the people to the book?
Now, honestly, if we don't support if we don't support the Muslims?
What are we expecting the Jews to come by Allah is that we we wait for the Hindus and the Buddhists to come by Hello.
If we don't support ourselves, we're not going to have the option of Hillel down the line. And that's why it's so important that no matter what even if we said that it's totally permissible that there's no it's not even a great area. We should still be supporting the Muslims. Somebody is gonna come and say, Yeah, but halau meat costs, you know, more than the right okay. You pay more for anything else you like.
Adidas costs more than Bose.
Bose still exists.
We still find them because you like them.
Like a lot.
Next question. So can I,
on that, on that note,
can we can we briefly touch on gravity? From fiscal
I'll just I'll just say this without even going to the
eating meat that is not permissible, consuming things that are not permissible, not just the meat, but consuming things that are not permissible in general. That is one of the things that prevention derived from being accepted.
And that's why the prophet SAW like I was telling him, he mentioned that men
and he said, the man was disheveled. He was in a in a state, where in general, and he was traveling, and he raised his hands to a last minute and he said, y'all, I'm BLM. So he's calling upon, modifies beautiful one has beautiful names. He's got his hands raised, he's traveling. All of these ways are means for you to be accepted.
And then the promise of life.
But his clothing is hot. And what he's wearing is impermissible either he purchased it with impermissible wealth, or the actual thing he's not permitted to wear like a man wearing silk or something like that. matam ohama Look, the harm he is what he eats is how long he's been nourished with how often he says, happiness. Gambians, he's the one that put a barrier between himself and Allah subhana wa, those, it's important that we are conscious of what we put in our bodies.
Now the next question
we need to break the first and only thing that you have to break into support, is it permissible to break your fast?
What does that mean? I need to break my face. Because Because needing that the fast, the fast can be broken with nia. Meaning that
at the time of if Tom mothership comes in,
and a person has time for the person to break his fence, and the only thing around them, things that are impermissible to consume, that he simply has the intention of breaking as fast as fast as broke.
The Fast is broken at that particular point. That's something that honestly, that a lot of people are not conscious of. So one of the ways, let's just say a person, let's just a quiz question. quiz question. Break them in that fight. There you go. You got a guy.
He says, As soon as I get to the store, I'm gonna buy myself an iced tea, bag of chips. I'm done with this fast for the day.
I'm just gonna make it up. This is too much for me. So Hi, today, I'm going to break. And he and he is totally determined that as soon as he gets to the store, he's bringing
this to the store the stores closed.
Hi, Does he still have a fast?
lead? Yes or no? No.
He didn't drink anything. He didn't eat anything. His intention was that his fast is done. And because that intention had been as fast as done. Now that's different from person to whom my god is.
so rough day, and he's in the store. He's looking at the war. And he's like, hey, should I
break this and but he doesn't have any firm intention. It's just that he's talking to himself about it. That doesn't break the fast. That doesn't break the fast.
So I just can't picture since scenario, I'm sorry, I just can't picture a scenario where a person has to break is fast, more important.
But the next question, is it permissible for a woman to fast the days of show up in court making up for days from home alone? If she runs out of time to complete both in the month of chawan? Considering that we aren't given until next Ramadan to make those days? Yeah, so so that that's there's a big difference of opinion amongst the scholars with that issue of fasting the six days of chawan before making up the days of model nine.
And the reason that the difference of opinion goes back to this.
simplify the terminology Can I spend when I Oh, can I give in charity when I have an obligatory debt that I have to pay off
In the question, so those who say that she can fast the six days of someone before making up her days of Ramadan, say that she has all the way up until the next Ramadan. That is even in Shaban, she has all the way up until that time to make up her days.
But she only has this time and she'll Wow. Too fast the six days of Shiva.
Okay, therefore, therefore, she can seacon fastest six days of show Wow. And then make up the days of Ramadan after that. The same way that if you had a debt that you owed to somebody, you owe them $500, for example, but he's giving you 11 months to pay him back. Can't you're giving charity in the meantime, if you want to give somebody $5 here or $10 then you can still do that. As long as you make sure that you pay off your debt in time
that other scholars say no. Because the province of the law it was some said min sama Obama bhana some more symptom initial word
for amazon.com whoever fasts Ramadan, and then follows it up with six days in a while than it is is it It is as if he has fasted the entire year.
They say that if you have days left of Ramadan,
then it is not proper to say that you fasted Ramadan. You fasted some of Ramadan, you didn't fast Ramadan. So any of it, what I recommend is in that situation, is that a person strive to make up the days from Ramadan first, and then after that, pray, I mean, excuse me fast to sixth show. Wow. And if that if they don't come, they don't have the ability. Let's just say that half a show while is gone. They've only been able to make two days up for Ramadan in three days up, but they want to get to six and get the sixth show while and then make up the days from Ramadan. And you can make them up at any time and hello Tyler, but the faster the better.
So the next question about that is key make a few days from Ramadan and finish. At the same time I know you've been combined you know that combined in the new year, but you can't combine the mere
fasting the six days of show while with making up Ramadan, making up Ramadan has to have its own meaning.
If a person forgets how many days they missed, how many should they do? They go with the larger number that's in their mind. So if they forget was it for example, eight days or six days? Right? Then they want to go with a big
What are some goals that a person can do or have besides completing before end? Excellent. So it's over for Ramadan? Yeah. So so
you know, one of the things that you look at besides the recitation of the Quran is reformation of character.
We all if we're true to ourselves, we can all look at a character flaw that we have that needs to be worked on is no better time to work on that character flaw than than during the month of Ramadan, identifying it and working on a solid plan to change.
Another thing is the memorization of doula and incorporation of doula. So not just that, for example, we know that the Prophet is allowed to sit and talk wine with wine, and wine, the Prophet sallallaahu, Selim took wine by the shoulders, he said in your hip book, I love you. For that to the end, it's a cool if you been equally selected alumni and you're ready to go, should we call this event, I love you Why. So don't leave off saying at the end of every select, along with any other
events in all our AV, in showing my gratitude to you and thanking you, oh, Allah decreto remembering you, thanking you and worshipping you properly. You know, we should be memorizing these two eyes that the prophet SAW Selim taught his companions.
All of the dogs that the Prophet is allowed to make in the morning in the evening before going to sleep, you know, make that part of your repertoire. This is something that you can do in the month of Ramadan, and you'll find it easier than you would in any other time of the year and I lost friends animals best. So that's another thing.
Another, another objective or another goal that a person should have in Ramadan is to establish that habit of praying the night prayer
that is critical that you get that out of Ramadan, that Ramadan doesn't come and go and you're sitting up there, you're praying every night, an hour, hour and a half, 45 minutes or whatever last pantalla makes easy for you. And then you go back to zero, after Ramadan, as a nun, thing, not even three records after the chef.
I mean, that really honestly, honestly, when we think about it, it doesn't really make sense. But it's something that we can carry over with us. The point is establishing regularity in your worship. And this is something that Ramadan can do with
what I'm doing now,
along with having a shuttle to sell coupons. And I want to thank
shake it and shake sorry for having me here at the ma'am. Muslim family Center. This is my first time actually speaking here. And it's an honor. It's also an honor to be in the company of the old clock crew here. Shake fold. The brothers who took that time out of their lives to dedicate to studying overseas and I know that a lot of people don't realize they think it's just a cakewalk. I do anything to live in Mecca, do anything to live in Medina, until you get there and then you realize you wouldn't do anything. Sometimes you do anything to leave.
And you don't realize that there's difficulties that come with that. And it's a struggle, and there's a lot that has to be sacrificed. And that's the part that people don't understand the sacrifice that goes in to leaving everything behind that you had going on in your life, whether it was a career, whether it was academics and so on, and then repurposing and re dedicating your life to something else, only to come back. Thinking that if people are going to appreciate what I did, only to find out that it's not all
roses, it's not a cakewalk, and it's a lot of struggle involved but a humbling man you know so blessing from Allah Subhana Allah, you know to be amongst to be amongst these brothers here.
Exactly. Well Caleb for coming out said I might even want to live with it.
Let them before everybody leaves. This is a table out back with flyers for two different programs. Also the food is on sale for
$5 we don't want to do it take home. Leave all this food.